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Gay Salvador

Biggest street party on the planet
Bahian Carnival 2017

February 23 - March 1, 2017. Two million people, 7 days, all-night "pipoca" open street dancing, or in secure "abada" areas with Trio/Bloco groups. Watch from "camarote" cabins. Official Thursday opening. Carnaval Sunday: Feb 26. Parades begin noon from the Farol (Lighthouse) da Barra or from Campo Grande. See: or
Saint John's Day | Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice
Festa de São João Bahia | Festa Junina

June 24-27, 2017. Celebrations in Salvador and many more towns throughout Bahia celebrating the nativity of St John the Baptist. Brazilian celebrations follow from European Midsummer Solstice festivities that predate Christianity. Here they begin the Brazilian winter to continue throughout the whole month of June with parades, fireworks, bonfires, concerts, folk dancing and costumes.
The 16th annual
Bahia Gay Parade BH

September 23, 2017 (TBC) annual events in the Campo Grande district; parade from Praça do Campo Grande, down Av. 7 de Setembro, past St. Benedict, through Castro Alves Sq, Rua Carlos Gomes, & Senator Costa Pinto, to front of former Tropical Hotel Bahia. See for more info.
The ninth year
Hell & Heaven Bahia 2017

November 2-5, 2017 at Vila Gale Mares Resort, Guarajuba/Bahia - three-day annual gay music festival at a resort north of Salvador. More details for 2017 when announced, along with media from previous events, at their website: